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About Dr. Daniel J Smith Sr
Dr. Daniel J Smith Sr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Aiken, SC, with another office in North Augusta, SC. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Aiken Regional Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital Athens. He speaks English.
Dr. Daniel J Smith Sr has the following 1 specialty
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
- Refractive Surgical Procedures
- Eye Exam
- Vision Issues
- Laser Surgery
- Lasik Surgery
- Eye Pain
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
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At first Dr. Smith seemed abrupt and non-caring... but that all changed. Upon laying in pre-op for cataract surgery, Dr. Smith came in and talked to me about any concerns and dilated my eye. The day after surgery I saw Dr. Smith, and he was okay, but rushed. A week later I was having some complications in my eye that had surgery. At this point, Dr. Smith started to be more caring, and concerned. A few weeks went by, and I developed inflammation in my eye. It was on a weekend and I called the answering service. Within 15 minutes, Dr. Smith called me back - gave me an increase in some RX drops and told me to just 'show up' first thing on Monday morning when the office opened. I was there at 8AM, and he saw me first! I just had my follow-up visit with Dr. Smith (a week later)...all is well and we scheduled my other eye for cataract surgery. Dr. Smith turned out to be a wonderful, caring doctor who 'knows what he is doing' and now, after all this, I have all the faith in the world for him to be my eye doctor. The surgerical staff is wonderful - the everyday staff is rushed, but fine. The supervisor in the accounting office is curt, rude & abrupt - but she doesn't have anything to do with my eye surgery, so I just don't interact with her anymore.
Was told I needed cataract surgery on both eyes and would no longer need glasses. After surgery was told still needed glasses because I had a stigmatism and that could be treated with another operation and an additional charge. When asked why it was not done during the cataract surgery I was told "we did not see it then"????? Also was told that the glasses I now needed would cost $XXX.xx and insurance would not pay for it. Found out later that insurance would pay for first glasses after cataract surgery???? ($$$$$). The only thing I accomplished with this was to end up with a different pair of glasses that I had to pay for.
Dr. Smith is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
32 Years Experience
University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1986
St Francis Medical Center
Dr. Daniel J Smith Sr accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Open Access POS Alternate Network
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS GA Blue Choice PPO
- BCBS GA Blue Open Access POS
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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